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How We Can Exercise Away Addiction and Depression

Exercise is safe and effective, and especially helpful in long-term recovery from substance use disorders.

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National Prevention Week

During National Prevention Week, communities and organizations across ​the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and mental health promotion.

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Preventing Opioid Misuse among High School Student-Athletes: Playbook for Students

Do you play sports? If you’ve ever gotten seriously injured on the field or on the court, your doctor may have prescribed you some powerful pain medication.

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Drug-Free Living: MaKayla Barstow

MaKayla Barstow, a Connecticut teen who is very active in her community, talks about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

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Are You Ready for Some Socially Distant Fun?

While there may be a few activities that aren’t available due to the pandemic, there are still a lot of socially distant ways to have fun with your friends. 

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Just Say ...

Turning down drugs can be a little awkward. Here are eight honest and anxiety-free ways to say "no" and still keep your cool.

Drug-Free Living: Victoria Gacek

Fifteen-year-old Victoria Gacek talks about the fun ways she stays drug free and how to respond to peer pressure.

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Virtual Tools for Staying Healthy

(The NIDA Blog Team, August 2020) You can use your phone to do almost anything these days—including staying healthy. 

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Dealing with Peer Pressure

How can you get away from constant, everyday pressure from your friends or schoolmates? Check out a few ideas.

'I Choose to be Drug Free'

Teens share their reasons for not using drugs.